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Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Award Information

Award #
2012-MC-FX-K020
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2012
Total funding (to date)
$1,408,365

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $450,830)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the GBI will work to continue to expand the task force, with the goal of increasing their affiliate agencies by 30% this grant period. In addition, the Georgia ICAC will continue to promote its website (http://www.familyinternet.info) to provide a mechanism where requests for Internet Safety programs, developed by the Internet Safety Coordinator, can be made. The Georgia ICAC will work towards increasing the number of citizens who receive Internet safety information by 20%. Finally, in order to ensure that their investigators have the most up-to-date equipment and training, the Georgia ICAC will use OJJDP funds to purchase new forensic equipment, and send their investigators to forensic examination and undercover training.

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Act, the ICAC Task Force shall 1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, forensic specialists, and education specialists who are dedicated to addressing the goals of the task force; 2) engage in proactive investigations, forensic examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes against children; 3) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative assistance to parents, educator, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses through ongoing informational, administrative, and technological support to other State and local law enforcement agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate and prosecute such offenses; 5) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in any case in which the Attorney General determines such participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with norms, to which such task force shall comply; 7) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to Internet crimes against children, including tips from Operation Fairplay, the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline, ICAC task forces, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, with priority being given to investigate leads that indicate possibility of identifying or rescuing child victims, including investigative leads that indicate a likelihood of seriousness of offense or dangerousness to the community; 8) develop procedures for handling seized evidence; 9) maintain reports required by OJJDP and other reports and records as determined by the Attorney General; and 10) seek to comply with national standards regarding the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent such standards are consistent with the law of the State where the task force is located.

NCA/CF

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the ICAC Task Force shall 1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, forensic specialists, and education specialists who are dedicated to addressing the goals of the task force; 2) engage in proactive investigations, forensic examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes against children; 3) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative assistance to parents, educator, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses through ongoing informational, administrative, and technological support to other State and local law enforcement agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate and prosecute such offenses; 5) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in any case in which the Attorney General determines such participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with norms, to which such task force shall comply; 7) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to Internet crimes against children, including tips from Operation Fairplay, the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline, ICAC task forces, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, with priority being given to investigate leads that indicate possibility of identifying or rescuing child victims, including investigative leads that indicate a likelihood of seriousness of offense or dangerousness to the community; 8) develop procedures for handling seized evidence; 9) maintain reports required by OJJDP and other reports and records as determined by the Attorney General; and 10) seek to comply with national standards regarding the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent such standards are consistent with the law of the State where the task force is located.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the GBI will work to continue to expand the task force to fully support the entire State of Georgia in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes committed against children over the Internet. In partnership with various educational partners, the project is committed to providing Internet Safety programs for children, educators, parents, students and members of the criminal justice community. In an effort to ensure that their investigators have the most up-to-date equipment and training, the Georgia ICAC will use OJJDP funds to purchase new forensic equipment, and send their investigators to forensic examination and undercover training.

NCA/CF

Pursuant to Section 104 of the PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008, the ICAC Task Force shall 1) consist of State and local investigators, prosecutors, forensic specialists, and education specialists who are dedicated to addressing the goals of the task force; 2) engage in proactive investigations, forensic examinations, and effective prosecutions of Internet crimes against children; 3) provide forensic, preventive, and investigative assistance to parents, educator, prosecutors, law enforcement, and others concerned with Internet crimes against children; 4) develop multijurisdictional, multiagency responses and partnerships to Internet crimes against children offenses through ongoing informational, administrative, and technological support to other State and local law enforcement agencies, as a means for such agencies to acquire the necessary knowledge, personnel, and specialized equipment to investigate and prosecute such offenses; 5) participate in nationally coordinated investigations in any case in which the Attorney General determines such participation to be necessary, as permitted by the available resource of such task force; 6) establish or adopt investigative and prosecution standards consistent with norms, to which such task force shall comply; 7) investigate, and seek prosecution on, tips related to Internet crimes against children, including tips from Operation Fairplay, the National Internet Crimes Against Children Data System, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline, ICAC task forces, and other Federal, State, and local agencies, with priority being given to investigate leads that indicate possibility of identifying or rescuing child victims, including investigative leads that indicate a likelihood of seriousness of offense or dangerousness to the community; 8) develop procedures for handling seized evidence; 9) maintain reports required by OJJDP and other reports and records as determined by the Attorney General; and 10) seek to comply with national standards regarding the investigation and prosecution of Internet crimes against children, as set forth by the Attorney General, to the extent such standards are consistent with the law of the State where the task force is located.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) recognizes the importance of expanding the capacity of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. As a result, using OJJDP funds, the GBI will work to continue to expand the task force to fully support the entire State of Georgia in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes committed against children over the Internet. In addition, while partnering with various educational entities, the project is committed to providing Internet Safety programs for children, educators, parents, students and members of the criminal justice community. Finally, in an effort to ensure that their investigators have the most up-to-date equipment and training, the Georgia ICAC will use OJJDP funds to purchase new forensic equipment, and send their investigators to forensic examination and undercover training.

NCA/CF

Date Created: September 27, 2012